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“A lot of fun, friendly staff, gorgeous hike/views...and wine” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Lilly Pad Village

The Lilly Pad Village
24 Adelaide Dr, Blue Ridge, GA 30513
+1 706-534-1317
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Fun for the entire family - come and spend an amazing day, gem mine, play mini golf, fish on our 1/3 acre pond or simply browse our gift shop or relax on our deck. Discount packages are available. We also offer guided hiking! Enjoy a custom designed hiking experience.Our Gem Mining Flumes are covered - gem mine away even when it is raining.
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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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“A lot of fun, friendly staff, gorgeous hike/views...and wine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

It was a great day and the entire staff was very friendly and accommodating. I would most definitely recommend the Lilly Pad Village for anyone...there seems to be plenty of family related activities (such as "gem mining" and mini-golf), but we went as an adult couples group on a wine hike and it was perfect. Gena, one of the owners, was extremely helpful and accommodating on the phone when making reservations. Geza, the other owner and Gena's husband, was our trail guide and you can just tell how well he knows the trails as well as how much he appreciates the beauty of the views (and there are a few views that are amazing, especially during the fall with the leaves changing colors). And it isn't just a boring walk through the woods with a cool view every once in a while as Geza was very personable and the conversation was lively and friendly throughout the entire hike. After the hike was wine tasting back at Lilly Pad Village with Alexa (and Geza's brother Zoltan, though I'm not sure he is always involved). It was a great time and was a genuinely fun experience. Definitely hope to return next year after the open the new restaurant at Lilly Pad Village. Thank you!!

Visited October 2011
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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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“Great day, great people!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2011

We visited in late October and had a beautiful hike up to Springer Mountain and on the MacKaye trail. The guide, Geza, was extremely knowledgeable of the area and led us at a pace appropriate for our group. The views during this hike were breathtaking! After the hike, Alexa led our wine tasting and taught us about the types of wine we were tasting. The experience was well worth the price and on top of everything the staff then welcomed us to stay and socialize around a campfire. The entire staff was friendly and beyond accommodating. We will definitely return and recommend Lily Pad Village to anyone! We look forward to returning next season to enjoy the new restaurant they will be adding.

Visited October 2011
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“Great place, great people, great time!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2011

My family and I spent the day Saturday August 27th at Lilly Pad Village. We were taken to an amazing hike to a beautiful waterfall. Our guide was so friendly that we felt like he was one of the family. After the hike, we went back to Lilly Pad Village for lunch and then went off to canoe the river. Great people, great day, we will be back!

Visited August 2011
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Canton, Georgia
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“Great Hiking Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2011

My wife and I have taken two guided hiking trips from The Lily Pad Village over the past month. Both of the hikes were very scenic, and the trails were easy enough for any novice hiker. Geza is a great guide, and makes the hikes both informative and enjoyable.

Visited August 2011
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Gezacsuros, Owner at The Lilly Pad Village, responded to this review, August 8, 2011
Thank you for the great review! It was very enjoyable having you guys here with us at the Lilly Pad! Certainly hope to see you VERY soon again! If you send me a private e-mail at geza@lillypadvillage.com - I have something to share with you :-)
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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“Summer Vacation”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2011

We found this place through the local Directions booklet. Our family had a nice afternoon. The kids got to play mini-golf and fish in the pond. The owners were very nice. We enjoyed talking with them. Would do this again if we return to Blue Ridge.

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